Tom Petty guitarist Mike Campbell reschedules Tampa Bay concert for September

He cited 'health issues.'

click to enlarge Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers play Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on May 6, 2017. - Chris Rodriguez
Chris Rodriguez
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers play Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on May 6, 2017.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers fans are going to have to wait to see the band’s guitarist Mike Campbell bring his new band, The Dirty Knobs, to Tampa Bay.

On Friday, the 70-year-old cited “health issues” for the rescheduling of his Tampa show at Orpheum in Ybor City from April 28 to Sept. 9. The Knobs’ debut album, Wreckless Abandon, also has a new release date: September 18.

Fans who bought tickets for the original date can still use Mike Campbell’s Dirty Knobs in at Orpheum Ybor City on Sept. 9. See Campbell’s full statement below.

“On Sunday night my doctors discovered some health issues which while fully treatable, need to be addressed before going out on tour.

The good news, well really it’s great news, is that I’m going to be just fine.

The bad news, and I say this with much frustration, is the tour which was scheduled to start next week will need to be postponed and rescheduled for September. Subsequently, we’ll also need to postpone the album release until September 18.

We can’t be at New Orleans’ Jazzfest this April but the already announced shows from June onwards with Chris Stapleton and Zac Brown Band will go on as planned.

If you bought tickets to any of our headline shows, they will still be good for the rescheduled dates which are listed below. If you are unable to make the new date, you can obtain a refund at your point of purchase and we hope to see you another time soon.

I know that many of you made plans to travel to the upcoming shows and I’m so sorry that those plans have been upended.

However, health is the most important thing and I want to bring you the best show possible. I truly appreciate everyone’s understanding.”

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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